The Team

Board of Directors

Lorien Gamaroff
As South Africa's foremost blockchain expert, Lorien has been invited around the world to speak on digital currencies and distributed ledgers and their benefits for emerging economies. He has addressed the IMF, World Bank, FBI and Commonwealth Secretariat, the South African Reserve Bank, TEDx and a host of banking professionals and attorney generals throughout the world. He offers insight and guidance to business executives and advises government on blockchain technologies and their implications.
Angus Brown
Angus was the Founder, and later CEO of eBucks. He led the development of the internet banking platform, and later managed the entire business (Loyalty programme, eCommerce and Internet Banking). This business has made a real mark on the SA eCommerce, banking and loyalty landscape. He was the Head of Alliance Banking and Support Services at Mercantile Bank Limited and served as an executive of MMI Holdings and Blue Label Telecoms. With a long history in banking at the highest levels he brings experience and insight into innovative payment businesses like Centbee.
Jimmy Nguyen
Jimmy Nguyen joined nChain Group after a 21-year career as an intellectual property and digital technology lawyer. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. Over the course of his private practice legal career, Jimmy was a partner at three major U.S. law firms – most recently Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. He represented multinational corporates and emerging companies in a wide range of sectors – including technology, entertainment & media, sports, financial services, consumer products, retail, and automotive.
Michael Stannard
Michael Stannard is the Managing Director of Paper Plane, an advisory and ventures firm specialising in rapidly advancing technologies, and a director at the Exponential Africa Institute. Michael is also a Google LaunchPad Mentor, assisting Google with mentorship and Sprints for new businesses. Michael has facilitated numerous programs aimed at bringing large African corporates into the age of exponential technology and disruptive innovation. He is also a leading expert on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings and has written and featured in various publications on the application and effect of exponentials.


Centbee Team

Kagiso Ntshingila
Kagiso is a multimedia designer with over 7 years’ experience in digital and print media. Having worked in the IT, telecoms and printing sectors, he has a range of diverse skills including web development. He has worked on several projects and assisted in the establishment of a number of brands. He enjoys cooking and is a volunteer for Soweto-based NGO's focusing on youth development.
Heidi Patmore
Heidi is a marketing consultant specialising in traditional, digital and social media marketing. In addition to consulting to clients on marketing strategy, she is a speaker, board member, entrepreneur and investor who is passionate about technology that is changing the world and how consumers behave, including cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, fintech, virtual reality, drones and the Internet of Things.
Quintin Botes
Quintin has several years’ experience in full-stack and mobile development, working with software engineering and financial services firms. This experience includes several years working in Canada. Quintin is now based back in Gauteng. Quintin is also a qualified and experienced commercial pilot, and air-traffic controller – so copes with responsibility and stress very well.
Lloyd Sayce
Lloyd is a passionate, multi-skilled, talented and committed individual with over 20 year experience within the financial services sector. An “out the box” thinker that likes to challenge the norm. He has a well rounded approach and outlook to solving business problems with technology due to his experience in almost every aspect of Information Technology
Peter Koen
Peter Koen has worked at the intersection of design, technology and business for 19 years. He evangelizes the value of design in technology and advocates for the involvement of users in this design process. Having graduated from Rhodes University, he moved to Gauteng and became involved in the early days of the Internet and e-commerce.